DPR1865 – Assistant Manager – Wardrobe Costume / Uniform
Contract Type: Full Time | Permanent Function: Entertainment Closing Date: 25 April 2018 Location: Dubai, U.A.E.
In a never before seen experience, Dubai Parks and Resorts is opening motiongate™ Dubai – a destination that brings visitors in direct contact with their favorite characters and stories. We are inviting everyone to play a part and as a team member of motiongate™ Dubai, you’ll enjoy all the fun that comes with an exciting career. You’ll work with a cast of amazingly talented and inspiring people in a job that’s so immersive it hardly feels like work. Come and work with an exciting team where we all play a vital part in the story – whether you choose a role serving the delicious food, to maintaining equipment, performing in costume or operating a ride. Whatever your chosen vocation you will help tell compelling, enduring stories and create memories for our guests that will last a lifetime.
Play Your Part
In this role you will be responsible to assist the Costume/Wardrobe Manager in development and implementation of tools and processes to successfully open and run all aspects of the Costume/Wardrobe department.
Communicate effectively and efficiently with management as well as direct reports and team members.
In coordination with manager, establish and evaluate department policies, procedures and processes. As a continuous process improvement and development plan, review regularly with manager and adjust as needed.
Understand safety requirements and ensure the daily emphasis on a safe workplace.
Interface with outside vendors to establish and maintain smooth daily operations.
Setup and maintain the costume/wardrobe inventory system.
Work with the company system to create and track weekly team member schedules.
Generate and execute training/SOP documents and standards for Costume/Wardrobe team members.
Develop ongoing training classes and career development tools for team member’s success.
Set objectives, create milestones and conduct appraisals for direct reports within the Electronic Performance Management System guidelines.
Help to identify successors within the team and prepare them for their next accountable roles. In consultation with HR, recommend external trainings where required.
Create assessment tests for core competencies needed in the hiring of certain costume/wardrobe team members.
Create a safe, fun working environment for our team members.
Work with Costume Manager on designing/developing/producing costume and/or wardrobe for new projects as well as redesigns as necessary.
Collaborate with costume/wardrobe manager to create tech packs for wardrobe production.
Create and update all Costume/Wardrobe documentation, including character breakdown, dressing and care specifications.
Weekly reviews of all shows/venues to ensure quality control of costumes/wardrobe.
Track and report financials for daily operating budgets. Work closely with manager to flag any budgetary issues.
Any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Management Team
Are You a Star?
In order to be qualified for this role you should possess the below criteria:
5 years plus experience managing wardrobe or costume departments in Theme Parks, University, Cruise Lines or Live Theatre
Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook.
Knowledge of sewing/tailoring, cutting/fitting, patternmaking.
Proficient in English
University Diploma in Theatrical Costuming
Managerial experience in Wardrobe department
Managing inventory systems.
The Best Part of The Story
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; housing allowance, annual flight allowance, comprehensive medical coverage, life and accident insurance and other generous allowances.
We also care about your career development supported by Learning opportunities for those seeking a long-term future in the Company.